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Published: 3/28/2019

JEC World 2019: Hexcel
Hexcel held its annual press conference at JEC World 2019 and reported promising numbers, as well as several new products and technologies.

Published: 3/17/2019

First impressions from JEC World 2019
JEC World 2019, the composites industry trade show, has come to a close. CompositesWorld will be sharing highlights from the event over the next few days.

Published: 3/8/2019

Thermoplastic composite pipe on the rise in the deep sea
Demonstrators, pilot programs and qualification efforts are paying off as thermoplastic composite pipe (TCP) makers take orders for deep-sea oil and gas applications.

Published: 3/6/2019

Design engineering of tailored preforms
Tailored preforming has opened new doors in composites fabrication, but designing for it requires tools that understand and work with this complex process.

Published: 2/11/2019

Composites recycling — no more excuses
Columnist Dale Brosius outlines six actionable levels of composites recycling that fabricators should follow.

Published: 2/4/2019

Carbon fiber will enable air taxi eVTOLs
Aircraft and autos have indeed faced CFRP production woes, but new tech opens door for both.

Published: 1/10/2019

CFRP module saves weight on rocket design
Taking advantage of carbon fiber/PEEK mechanical and thermal performance, the Technical University of Munich replaces an aluminum rocket module with a 40+% lighter composite alternative.

Published: 12/3/2018

Continuous tapes, D-LFT meet up in new compression molding process
Design research for an automotive load floor module drove development of a new compression molding process for direct-long-fiber thermoplastic (D-LFT) composites.

Published: 9/7/2018

Automated Preforming, Part 7: Fill Gesellschaft
Fill automates preforming for 1-min cycle time overmolded thermoplastic automotive parts but supplies automation throughout aero- and autocomposites process chains.

Published: 6/12/2018

Building an aircraft without molds or fasteners?
MTorres has a concept (TRL 6) with which aircraft will be built with minimal hand labor, without typical molds, without metallic fasteners, and without typical stringers as they are used today.